Maruti sees production cuts due to labour unrest

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Maruti sees production cuts due to labour unrest
The labour unrest at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant still continues. It rolled out just 200 cars from its Manesar plant on Monday where it normally used to makes 1200 units a day.

The company is in tussle since last Monday when it asked its workers to sign a 'good conduct bond' due to some quality issues.

The workers were accused of sabotaging cars on the production line, the problems were detected during specific quality checks which includes doors falling off and some dents in car bodies.

On charges of hampering output at the plant, the company also suspended 27 workers and discontinued the services of 17 trainees.

To resume the operations of the company, the company last week brought in 40 engineers from its Gurgaon plant, but couldn't able to achieve the target.

On an average, the firm produces about 1,200 units of Swift, A-Star and SX4 every day from the plant. On this basis, the production loss suffered by the company so far since last Monday is estimated at about 6,625 units, valued at over Rs 330 crore.

So far 63 permanent workers at plant of the Manesar unit have signed the 'good conduct bond', the company said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the company has already augmented the production at its second plant in Manesar just to meet the target and cover the losses, the plant, which was supposed to be in action over the end of September.

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 10:32 [IST]
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